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Trojans News · Athletic Update June 1, 2018

6-1 Athletic Update

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BASEBALL – MHSAA District – Owosso 4, Williamston 2 – The Owosso Varsity Baseball team defeated Williamston in the MHSAA Pre-District tournament game, 4-2. Luke Wheeler pitched all 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, and struck out 1 Williamston batter. The Trojans scored 3 runs in the 2nd inning when John Wheeler led off the inning with a walk and then Nick Prater singled to right field. Luke Wheeler then singled, scoring John Wheeler. Spencer Wilkinson moved the runners over on a ground ball before Taylor Lamrouex got to 1st base on an error, scoring 2 runs. The Trojans added an insurance run in the 6th inning when Joey Wagner singled, scoring John Wheeler from 2nd base. Nick Prater and Luke Wheeler led the Trojan offense, both with 2 singles each. Jordan Klapko, John Wheeler, and Joey Wagner all singled, rounding out the Trojan offense. With the win, the Trojans earn a District Semi-Final matchup against Haslett on Saturday morning.

GOLF MHSAA Regional – Owosso shot a season best 387 in the boys regional golf tournament on Wednesday at Hawk Hollow Golf Course. The Trojans were lead by senior Mitchell Fisher and Junior Braden Horn. Both shot a very nice 89 at the difficult course. Flint Powers took home the trophy with a 303 with former CAAC opponents DeWitt shooting a state qualifying 307 and Haslett shooting a 317. The golfers for the Trojans played their best round due to course management. Many good shots were made throughout the day and good decisions were made which helped save strokes. Braden Horn had three consecutive pars in the round which helped him score his season best round of 18.  While the Trojans did not advance, it was nice to finish the season on such a strong note. Also scoring for the Trojans were senior Colton Koepplinger with 103 and Junior Andrew Bueche with a 106.

SOCCER (GIRLS) MHSAA District – Owosso 0, Waverly 1 – Owosso ended the season, tonight, with a heartbreaker against District opponent Lansing Waverly (0-1 Loss). Both teams were evenly matched with many near miss shooting opportunities. Our team stepped up their physicality and speed of play in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to pull out a victory. With a number of shots missing by inches, the game could have easily gone either way. The toughest moment arose when Janae Voss made a fantastic run into the box, was taken down while in the act of shooting, and subsequently had her goal waved off. Coach Tew and I have been very proud of the positive attitude and work ethic exhibited by our team as the season progressed. We are grateful for the great memories we shared with Seniors, and look forward to continued growth as we prepare for another season of OHS Soccer. Strong 2nd Half play was especially shown by Anna Raffaelli, Lauren Stowe, and Allison Perry.

SOFTBALL Owosso claims the Portland Invitational CHAMPIONSHIP by defeating Olivet 3-2, Portland 3-2, and Livonia Franklin 10-6! Check out for complete game results.

Swept by Chesaning 2-3 & 5-10 – Owosso Trojans Varsity Falls To Chesaning After Eighth Inning Score. Owosso Trojans Varsity lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat to Chesaning on Tuesday. The game was tied at two with Chesaning batting in the top of the eighth when Maegan Jodway induced Liz Coon to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored. The pitching was strong on both sides. Chesaning pitchers struck out nine, while Owosso Trojans Varsity sat down nine. Owosso Trojans Varsity knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the seventh inning, when an error scored one run for Owosso Trojans Varsity. Sidnee Struck was the winning pitcher for Chesaning. She surrendered one run on three hits over five innings, striking out four. Taylor Gross threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Jodway took the loss for Owosso Trojans Varsity. She went eight innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out nine. Ashley Abrams went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Owosso Trojans Varsity in hits. // GAME 2 // Owosso Trojans Varsity Falls To Chesaning. Chesaning fired up the offense in the first inning. An error scored one run for Chesaning. Owosso Trojans Varsity evened things up at two in the top of the second inning when Kat Kincaid singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Chesaning pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Grace Miller induced Riley Dotson to hit into a fielder’s 

choice, but one run scored. Chesaning scored four runs in the sixth inning. Chesaning’s big inning was driven by triples by Erica Barta and Liz Coon, a single by Paige Gindershe, and an error on a ball put in play by Taylor Gross. Gross led the Chesaning to victory on the rubber. She went seven innings, allowing five runs on nine hits, striking out five and walking zero. Miller took the loss for Owosso Trojans Varsity. She allowed nine hits and ten runs over six innings, striking out three and walking one. Owosso Trojans Varsity saw the ball well today, racking up nine hits in the game. Kincaid and Allie Langdon each collected multiple hits for Owosso Trojans Varsity. Langdon and Kincaid each collected two hits to lead Owosso Trojans Varsity. Chesaning racked up nine hits. Coon and Barta each racked up multiple hits for Chesaning. Coon led Chesaning with three hits in four at bats.

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TRACK & FIELD (BOYS) – Lansing Honor Roll – Jacob LePain took 4th at the Greater Lansing Honor Roll Meet on Tuesday night on the campus of Michigan State. He reached a height of 13’0, just shy of his PR. The meet included the top eight vaulters from 8-10 counties in the greater Lansing area. He will have another chance to better his PR tonight at the Argus Press Champion of Champions Meet at Perry High School, starting at 4:30.

Shiawassee Champion of Champions –

The Owosso boy’s track and field team finished the season with a strong showing at the Argus Press Champion of Champions Meet Wednesday night.  The meet was cut short due to extreme weather and the last two events were cancelled, but the boys scored in most of the other events prior to the cancellation.  Scoring performances included: Hunter Blaha – took 2nd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.14.  Mason Collard – took 4th in the 800 meter run with a  time of 2:13.14.  Jalen Waters – took 5th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.67, he also took 5th in the long jump with a distance of 18’0.5.  Connor Spencer – took 4th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:16.82.  Connor Madsen – took 6th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:27.64.  Sam Marcotte – took 4th and 5th in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles respectively with a 300 time of 44.20, also took 3rd in the discus with a throw of 122’9.  Eddie Mishler – took 6th in the high jump with a height of 5’6.  Andrew Bushard – took 4th in the pole vault with a height of 11’6.  Kaleb Anderson – took 2nd in the long jump with a distance of 18’6.  The 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams of Doug Patterson, Andrew Convery, Jalen Waters, and Hunter Blaha took 2nd and 1st respectively with times of 46.09 and 1:35.93.  The 4×800 relay team of Mason Collard, Connor Madsen, Connor Spencer and Brendan Gute took 3rd place with a time of 9:33.00.

TRACK & FIELD (GIRLS) – Lansing Honor Roll – We took 4 girls to compete in the Greater Lansing Honor Roll Meet of Champions on Tuesday at Michigan State University. This is a qualifying meet where athletes had to be in the top 8 relays, top 16 sprints and hurdles, and top 24 distance events of the entire Greater Lansing Area, no matter what division you are in. All 4 of our girls competed well and came away with a top 8 medal. First it was Kaitlyn Owens was a PR and a 2nd place finish in the 400m dash with a time of 1:00.19. She is ready to break a minute on Saturday in the state finals and have a chance to claim all-state status. Next up was Katie Clevenger with a PR of her own and a 6th place finish in the 300 hurdles. Katie Clevenger is the fastest sophomore 300 hurdle runner Owosso has ever had with her time of 48.67. A few events later Malyrie Montroy earned her own medal with an 8th place finish and another PR in the 200m dash with a time of 27.62. Finally, Mirranda Libbey got back on the track after just missing out with a 9th place finish in the mile and earned a 7th place finish in the 3200m run with a time of 12:10.32. I am very proud of all 4 girls and how hard they competed. Today (Wednesday) we travel to Perry for the Shiawassee County Meet of Champions where most of our varsity team will end their season. Saturday we will travel to Zeeland East for the state finals where Kaitlyn Owens will be running the 400 and our 4x100m relay team will running for a state medal.

Shiawassee Champion of Champions – Most of the Owosso varsity girls’ track team competed this afternoon/evening in the Argus Press Shiawassee County Championship Meet in Perry. Today was all about trying to get PRs and medals as most of the team closed out the 2018 track and field season. Although the meet ended before the 3200 and the 4x400m relay ran due to thunderstorms, the weather was overall pretty nice and our athletes did a great job. Top 3 medalists include: Our first medalist of the day was McKenna Sovis in the 100m hurdles. The timing system malfunctioned, but she still earned a 3rd place finish and what would more than likely have been a PR. Next our girls took 1st-3rd in the 100m dash. Lexi Martenis took 1st (13.58), Molly Hart 2nd (13.64), and Malyrie Montroy 3rd (13.7). A few events later those three, along with teammate Janae Voss, won the 4x100m relay (51.84). Janae Voss stepped back onto the track the very next event (400m dash) and earned a 2nd place finish, just .2 seconds behind the winner (1:05.36). Between the 100 and the 4×100 it was freshman Emma Perry that stepped up with a nice PR and 3rd place finish in the 1600. She closed from 4th place late in the race and almost took 2nd (6:01.76). Other PRs included Sharna Butcher with a 4” PR in high jump (4’8”), Madison Livingston in discus (94’10”), and Hannah Ardelean in discus (83’1”). Great season Owosso! I am so proud of all of the hard work you all put in this year and I can’t wait to see how much more we can improve next season!

 TENNIS Season concluded.

Dates of Importance

6/5 – 7th hr. exam

6/6 – 5th and 6th hr. exams

6/7 – 3rd and 4th hr. exams

6/8 – 1st and 2nd hr. exams. LAST DAY

Next Week’s Schedule (subject to sudden change)